I like the sound of your comic project Shane. I like to have a few "mental projects" of my own ticking away in the sidelines. I have a plan to create a detailed model of Makara's <Kathaar> Imperial Cruiser. Using CAD, and then a 3D milling machine to create the basic shape in wood, and then add detail and paint.One day perhaps.It's a good idea to use TROM to practise and kick-start your other projects though.Good luck with creating 288 drawings! Sunds like quite an undertaking! I hope you see it through, and maybe put it on the 'net for us to see.And I wish you success with finding a graduate position. I know how tough it is out there, having been in and out of work many times Anyway, here's a brief synopsis of The Eternal Continuum:This is a story which initially picks up from where The Rise of the Alliance left off.As Makara and Orion chase after Lamia's pod, towards earth, I explore some more Thalian life aboard the cruiser.Some new Thalian characters will take part.The Sailing Ship "The Skull" is never too far away, and intervenes to try to slow Makara down, and to try to stop her causing too much destruction to other lifeforms on the way! As this is going on, a young Halley is growing up on the Skull, and finding out about his true destiny.Meanwhile, Professor Hagen is heading out into the solar system, in the craft designed from the plans he gained from Lamia's pod. The ship contains a large transponder, so is quite visible to all, including Makara!As we all know, Hagen's ship breaks down, and Makara breaks off her pursuit of Lamia to investigate.The Sailing ship The Skull intervenes, and saves Hagen.The Imperial Master orders Makara back to her main mission, and the Skull escapes and transports Hagen to safety on planet M12 in the Callinean system. Here he meets the remnants of the civilisation from Planet Esper, which was all but destroyed by Makara earlier.Hagen uses another of the plans from Lamia's pod to create the huge gun that will one day defend Planet M12/Callinean system from Makara.We then take a change of scenery and go to the ethereal plane, where the spirits of Corliss and Mary have escaped to, thus avoiding Makara's wrath.All is not well on the heavenly plane, as Mary does not feel she should be there. She wants her old body back, and is furious at Corliss for not being more truthful with her. Corliss begins a long tale, with many flashbacks, detailing his past, Makara's past, and the whole good/bad ying and yang of the universe. He recalls his meeting with the Great Skull, and how he takes physical form to go to Esper and ensure the safety of Halley and the F-01.The original space galleon "The Skull" was started by Corliss, as influenced by the Great Skull. But then canned by the royal council on Esper who abhor violence. Furious, Corliss leaves Esper, and using his other-worldly powers, tires to track down his one-time lover, Makara.Corliss reveals to Mary how both he and Makara were once ethereal energy beings, pure and good, before Makara fell from grace and into the influence of the Imperial Master. His control of the Symbiont technology from the Great Skull's planet allowed him to corrupt and possess Makara for his own evil ends. From this point it becomes clear that Corliss is an inter-dimensional traveller. As his next revelation to Mary is quite shocking; The entire Star Fleet saga has been played out before, on six of the seven parallel universes, with Makara cheating death and escaping to the next dimension each time she is killed. Although, travel to the next dimension on is more difficult than the last, and each time she tries to hide her tracks from Corliss, who relentlessly pursues his ex-lover across dimension after dimension.Until, they both arrive at the final 7th dimension.Makara hides away as a fictional character in a children's TV puppet show (we all know as Star Fleet), hoping to elude Corliss. Corliss himself is pulled into the final dimension by the Great Skull, as he knows the importance of saving the final dimension from evil. Each of the Great Skull's multiple personalities have come from each of the seven dimensions, increasing his power, but reducing his sanity. He can only point Corliss in a vauge direction towards Esper and Halley/Lamia.Corliss has to find Makara, and eventually he senses her presence (they share a link) on earth in the year 1983.As we know, Makara can't hide forever, and uses the medium of Television to infect the young mind of Mary's original male form. As we know from the events of The Rise of the Alliance, Corliss seeks out Mary by the year 2000, but is unable to help rid her of Makara's spirit. Out of despair, he flees back to Esper, and the events of The Rise of the Alliance unfold.Followed by Star Fleet, and all the following fanfic stories, which are still unfolding, Corliss and Mary are only able to watch from the ethereal plane.But time passes at a different rate on this plane, and Mary is unable to feel at home there. She longs for her physical form, so cruelly torn from her. She bides her time until Makara is at her weakest, at the end of all the battles.Are you all still with me? So you see, I could really do with knowing what happens to the original Makara, one-time lover of Corliss, and still in possession of the remnants of Mary Brady's body, After all the events of all the fanfics.It is at this point that I want to be able to pick this thread up, and have the final confrontation between Corliss and Makara. Will they become lovers again? Will Makara remain evil without her symbiote or the influence of the now dead Master? Will Mary intervene and cause complications? Will she get her body back? This is the final crux of all my themes and schemes. I'm not revealing the ending. But I just need a bit of help with some final detals guys. And of course, do you approve?